Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid Announced for Global Markets

Ford today announced a new electrified midsize pickup that will enter production in late 2024 and start deliveries in early 2025. That’s great news… if you happen to live in Europe or Australia.

Alas, there are no plans for now to introduce the Ranger Plug-in Hybrid in North America at the same time as these other global markets.

That’s a shame because the combination of the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine with an electric motor is good enough to tow a maximum of 3,500 kg (7,700 lbs) or travel more than 45 km without burning any gas, according to Ford estimates based on the WLTP standard. EV range would inevitably be a bit shorter than that in Canada, but still.

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The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is also equipped with Pro Power Onboard, similar to the F-150 PowerBoost and F-150 Lightning, enabling customers to run their power tools and appliances on a worksite or remote campsite by plugging them into power outlets embedded in both the cargo bed as well as the cabin. The generator’s capacity is not specified, though.

In fact, a number of key specs are missing. We can tell you that the four-wheel drive system comes with a choice of five drive modes and that Ford is promising more torque than any other Ranger, including the fearsome new Ranger Raptor (430 lb-ft.). How about that?

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Closer to home, the Blue Oval recently filed to trademark the name F-200. According to various sources, it could refer to the new electric pickup that’s set to join the F-150 Lightning in a few years, as Ford CEO Jim Farley hinted at a few times.

The company has also trademarked the names Ranger Lightning and Maverick Lightning, suggesting more electrified pickups are on the way. We’ll keep an eye on all of them and make sure you’re among the first to know about any new developments.

Watch: 2024 Ford Ranger Lariat Overview

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